Fayose wants to sideline me because I’m a woman – Senator Olujimi

Former Senate Minority Leader Biodun Olujimi has accused former Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose of planting speculations she was planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Olujimi told reporters on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti that Fayose is bent on smearing her “soaring political relevance” in Ekiti PDP and at the national level.

She said Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the party.

According to her, she was accosted by some concerned leaders of the party across the 16 council areas of the state to provide leadership that was lacking in the state chapter.

“I believe it is what we do that will make people believe in us. What happened is that some people came together and said they want a new leadership,” Olujimi said.

“I didn’t compel anyone. They came and said they needed a breath of fresh air, a new beginning and inclusiveness and then we started a movement, which gathered so much momentum to such an extent that they believe that we are eroding the ground upon which they, the former governor’s men, stand.

“I wonder why Fayose who was governor for eight years would be struggling to wrestling powers with ordinary senator.

“The bottom line is that if you have done well, you won’t need to wrestle at all. Fayose that I worked with and I had great respect for? How did he lose it? He needs to answer that.”

The Ekiti South senator said concerning allegation she was scheming for the 2022 governorship that nothing precludes her from participating in the governorship election of her state.